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Multiscale Innovative Materials and Structures - MIMS19

MIMS19 - February 28th - March 2nd, 2019 - Cetara, Amalfi Coast


We are very happy to announce the "2019 International Workshop on Multiscale Innovative Materials and Structures" (MIMS19) to be held from February 28th through March 2nd, 2019 in Cetara (Salerno), Italy.  The Workshop will be held at the Cetus Hotel located in a scenic venue of the beautiful Amalfi Coast (video).

Contributions related, but not limited, to the following areas are welcome:
Multiscale mechanics
Architectured materials
Lattice materials and structures
Mechanical and acoustic metamaterials
Innovative composite materials
Granular materials and systems
Smart materials and structures
Microstructure engineering and modeling

Preliminary program

The "2019 International Workshop on Multiscale Innovative Materials and Structures " (MIMS19) " will be held from February 28th through March 2nd, 2019 at the Cetus Hotel of Cetara, Amalfi Coast.

Deadline for Abstracts Submission is December 31, 2018.

The Scientific programme covers Thursday, February 28th, Friday, March 1st, 2019, and the afternoon of March 2nd.

  • Day 1

The morning of February 28th will be devoted to the Opening Ceremony, which will be follwed by two plenary keynote lectures, and a session dedicated to the presentation of research activities developed by the students of the PhD Course in Risk and Sustainability of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Systems at the Department of Civil Engineering Engineering of the University of Salerno.

The afternoon sessions of February 28th will include parallel thematic keynote lectures and parallel sessions dealing with multiscale innovative materials and structures and granular systems (rooms 1 and 2).

  • Day 2

The morining and afternoon sessions of  March 1st will include two parallel thematic keynote lectures and parallel sessions dealing with multiscale innovative materials and structures and granular systems (rooms 1 and 2). 

The banquet will take place on the evening of March 1st.

  • Day 3

A trip along the Amalfi Coast will be organized on the morning of Saturday March 2nd, up to lunch time. 

The  afternoon of March 2nd will be dedicated to free discussions & meetings.

The final program will be posted online a few weeks before the Workshop.

Do not hesitate to contact us at multiscale.salerno@gmail.com for any further information about the Workshop activities.

Selected lectures

Raffaele Barretta, University of Naples "Federico II": "Recent achievements in nonlocal elasticity and applications to nanostructures"
Davide Bigoni, University of Trento: "Slip surfaces, shear bands, and the dynamics of flexural lattices"
Stéphane Brûle, Menard Group - Institut Fresnel, "Perspectives for seismic metamaterials in earthquake engineering"
Fernando Fraternali, University of Salerno: "Novel acoustic applications of tensegrity structures"
Howon Lee, Rutgers University: "Micro 3D printing for tunable mechanical metamaterials"
Glaucio H. Paulino, Georgia Institute of Technology: "Origami engineering: configurational metastructures and metamaterials"
Siegfried Schmauder,University of Stuttgart:"Multiscale Materials Modeling: New Developments with Special Emphasis on MD-Simulations"
Gennaro Senatore, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL):" Synthesis and experimental testing of minimum energy adaptive structures"
Robert E. Skelton, Texas A&M University: "Tensegrity approximations in continuum mechanics"
Patrizia Trovalusci, University of Rome "Sapienza": "Discrete to scale dependent (non-classical) continuous approaches for materials with microstructure: theoretical and computational issues" 




The meeting room, the terraces and the banquet halls of the scenic Hotel Cetus will host the scientific and social activities of the Workshop. 

Standing on a sheer cliff that overlooks an enchanting bay, the Cetus Hotel is located only 300 meters from Cetara, a historic fisherman village, and offers a striking view on the Amalfi Coast. The elegant décor and refined atmosphere is inspired by the tradition of Vietri ceramics. The hotel is equipped with 37 rooms, all with sea view, air-coditioning and internet wi-fi, and may host up to 91 participants. It also offers a private beach, set in an enchanting almost shell-shaped bay, wellness and fitness centers.

Transportation services allow access to daily shuttles from/to Salerno. Accommodation at Cetus for two nights is included in Full Registration Fees. See also the following video.

Alternative accommodations are available at nearby hotels. Transportation services included in basic and full registration fees allow access to daily shuttles from/to the Airport of Naples and the hotels listed on the dedicated webpage.



Organizing Committe and Secretariat

Organizing Committee
Maurizio Angelillo, Luciano Feo, Fernando Fraternali, Geminiano Mancusi, Francesco Ascione, Valentino Berardi, Antonio Fortunato, Ada Amendola, Rosaria Chechile, Rosa Penna, Mariella De Piano, Ida Mascolo, Raffaele Miranda
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Salerno
Email: multiscale.salerno@gmail.com

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